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Apr 17

Combating illegal sports betting in India

iGaming Business – The Indian Central Berau of Investigation (CBI) has set up a new ‘Sports Integrity Unit’ as part of an effort to combat illegal sports betting in the country. Shri Ranjit Sinha, director of the CBI, confirmed that the new unit will operate under the guidance of the … Continue reading →

Apr 16

Green light for Vietnam casino to open in May

Sydney Morning Herald – Casino operator Donaco International has cleared the final regulatory hurdle in its bid to open a new hotel and gaming property in the North of Vietnam, pitched at Chinese gamblers in the bordering Yunnan province. The company is run by Joey and Ben Lim who are … Continue reading →

Honolulu councilman considers gambling machine ownership illegal

KITV – The Honolulu City Council is considering making it illegal to own a gambling machine. Councilman Joey Manahan says he wants to give law enforcement more tools to crack down on gambling. He says more establishments with sweepstakes machines have been popping up and neighbors have complained. The bill … Continue reading →

Gaming certification specialist granted approval in Colombia

iGaming Business – Gaming certification testing specialist BMM Testlabs has been granted permission to operate in Columbia after it received approval and final accreditation from the COLJUEGOS government regulatory body. BMM Testlabs will now be able to support regulators in the South American country under its new certification. “BMM will … Continue reading →

New Jersey online gaming revenue up 15% in March 2014

Las Vegas Review Journal – New Jersey casinos brought in 15 percent more from online gambling in March over the previous month, but it wasn’t nearly enough to offset the diminishing revenue from Atlantic City’s long-struggling brick-and-mortar casinos. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement reported Monday on casinos’ gambling winnings … Continue reading →

Borgata to refund $1.7M because of fake poker chips

Press of Atlantic City – More than 2,100 people who played in a poker tournament where fake chips were discovered will see a refund from Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. After a three-month investigation, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement issued an order Monday, allowing $1.7 million in prize … Continue reading →

Century Casino strengthens presence in Poland

iGaming Business – International casino entertainment company Century Casinos has moved to strengthen its presence in the Polish national market by opening a new facility in the Eastern European country. Through its Casino Poland subsidiary, the company has launched a new casino in the Polish city of Poznan. The move … Continue reading →

Apr 15

Osaka set to designate site for Japan’s first proposed casino

Reuters – The Japanese city of Osaka plans to invite operators to build a casino on a plot of reclaimed land on Osaka Bay, its governor told Reuters, pipping Tokyo in the race to attract global gaming firms to set up the country’s first gambling resort. Yumeshima, with about 170 … Continue reading →

After losing ground to California tribes, Reno casinos regroup

Sacramento Bee – The signs of decay linger on Virginia Street, the main casino corridor in “The Biggest Little City in the World.” Pawn shops and cut-rate motels line up alongside the high-end hotel towers. The strip is still pocked with shuttered casinos, victims of the recession and burgeoning competition … Continue reading →

WSOP and Ultimate Poker to adopt NETELLER

iGaming Business – Online poker operators and Ultimate Poker are to adopt the NETELLER payment processing solution in an attempt to solve problems players have in depositing and withdrawing from websites in regulated US states. According to the website, WSOP introduced a NETELLER option for customers in New Jersey … Continue reading →

Borgata alleges Phil Ivey cheating, files lawsuit

Las Vegas Review Journal – Professional poker standout Phil Ivey has been sued in federal court by the Borgata in Atlantic City, which claimed the $9.6 million he won at the casino in 2012 was earned through cheating at high-stakes mini-baccarat. The casino, which is 50 percent-owned and managed by … Continue reading →

Racing exempt from latest proposed US online gambling ban

ESPN – Legislation has been introduced in Congress to amend the 1961 Federal Wire Act to ban all forms of interstate wagering except horse racing. The bill, named the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (H.R. 4301), was introduced by Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) (S. 2159). … Continue reading →

Massachusetts Will Not Legalize iGaming in 2014

US Poker – Those looking forward to legalized iGaming in Massachusetts will have to wait until next year. Bluff Magazine reported earlier today that plans for online gambling expansion have been put on hold for now but the matter is drawing serious attention. James McHugh, one of the Commissioners from … Continue reading →

32Red scores with Rangers sponsorship deal

iGaming Business – Online gaming operator 32Red has agreed to become the front-of-shirt sponsor of Scottish League One third-tier side Rangers FC. The deal will run for three years, from 2014-15 until 2016-17. The operator will benefit from branding on the front of players’ home and away jerseys. 32Red will … Continue reading →

UK Gambling Bill Threatens Premier League Sponsorship Deals

Online Casino Archives – The UK’s Gambling Commission’s approach to implementing the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill would mean an end to the sponsorship of Premier League clubs by Asian gambling firms. The Bill requires a gambling operator based outside of Great Britain to obtain a license from the Gambling … Continue reading →

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